January 18, 2013 – Recap of my first half-marathon

Recap and what’s next?

I’ve been putting off writing about the race because for once I don’t know what to say. It was amazing. It was awesome. It was emotional. Sometimes it was fun. Sometimes it was awful. I am so so glad that my husband and Joel were there to cheer me on, and that Mark and Stefani were there to run with me. Mark especially helped me when I felt like I couldn’t keep going. Even when I told him I felt like punching someone (aka the “bite me” zone), he stayed with me and insisted we would go at whatever speed I wanted. I never doubted I would finish, though. It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t pretty but I got there anyway!

So, I did it. And now that almost a week has passed, I think I’ll do it again. Coach Joe encouraged me to apply to be a mentor for the summer season of TNT, and I was selected. I won’t be raising money this season; instead I’ll be helping other people with their training and fundraising. And as long as I’m training, I’ve decided to run the San Diego half-marathon on June 2.

I’ll be moving my training posts and musings to a blog instead of facebook posts, and I’ll have a link here once I get it all set up. Thank all of you for reading, liking, commenting, donating, and generally supporting me through this process! I ran 13.1 miles. I raised $4120 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Angi’s memory. Looking back now, it’s still hard to believe. It just goes to show that if you keep at it, you can accomplish whatever crazy goals you set for yourself!

Thanks again, and as always, keep your head up – that’s where the Bubbles are

About Elizabeth

Running and thinking about life one step at a time.
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